Prayers

Hey fellow bloggers; if you pray, please keep my health in your prayers. I have a ugly stomach bug that kept me home from work today. It takes a lot to keep me out so hopefully it’s just a 24 hour things.

Thanks everyone and Agape Love!

David

I’m Back!

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Good morning friends! It seems like it has been forever since I’ve written anything of substance. I made a pact to use as little technology on vacation as possible, then I got sick. So the combination of the two made posting quite difficult. While I am still sick, I’m really trying to get back into a routine so here I am! I appreciate all of the prayers and support and would ask for you to continue to take our family to the Father as the medical issues never seem to end in our world….Thank God that He promises us one day this will all change amen?

1 John 4:19- “We love because he first loved us”

One thing I have noticed in my hiatus is a disturbing movement which unfortunately seems to be growing. In short, we have forgotten how to love..We have become so obsessed with telling others how wrong they are living that two things have happened.

  1. We have stopped living through Christ ourselves.
  2. We are driving people further away from Christ than bringing them closer

For the record, just because you preface a statement by saying “I say this in love” does not make it a loving statement. Whether intentional or not, we have allowed Satan to creep in and have convinced us that we are gods ourselves who can place judgment on anyone that does not fit within our box of religion. Is this really the example Jesus set for us? Did Jesus ever bring people into the Kingdom by shaming them or as we like to call it now exposing them? No, He did it by not just saying He loved them but by SHOWING them. Should we not follow His lead?

Yes, we are called to correct others when they speak false doctrine, but there is a way to do it and a way not to do it. Friends, Jesus let His actions speak most of the time and so should we. Amen?

Have a great day my friends and its good to be back!

Agape Love,

David

I’m Back!

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Good morning friends! It seems like it has been forever since I’ve written anything of substance. I made a pact to use as little technology on vacation as possible, then I got sick. So the combination of the two made posting quite difficult. While I am still sick, I’m really trying to get back into a routine so here I am! I appreciate all of the prayers and support and would ask for you to continue to take our family to the Father as the medical issues never seem to end in our world….Thank God that He promises us one day this will all change amen?

1 John 4:19- “We love because he first loved us”

One thing I have noticed in my hiatus is a disturbing movement which unfortunately seems to be growing. In short, we have forgotten how to love..We have become so obsessed with telling others how wrong they are living that two things have happened.

  1. We have stopped living through Christ ourselves.
  2. We are driving people further away from Christ than bringing them closer

For the record, just because you preface a statement by saying “I say this in love” does not make it a loving statement. Whether intentional or not, we have allowed Satan to creep in and have convinced us that we are gods ourselves who can place judgment on anyone that does not fit within our box of religion. Is this really the example Jesus set for us? Did Jesus ever bring people into the Kingdom by shaming them or as we like to call it now exposing them? No, He did it by not just saying He loved them but by SHOWING them. Should we not follow His lead?

Yes, we are called to correct others when they speak false doctrine, but there is a way to do it and a way not to do it. Friends, Jesus let His actions speak most of the time and so should we. Amen?

Have a great day my friends and its good to be back!

Agape Love,

David

Slept In

Happy Saturday everyone! I haven’t forgotten about today’s post but I haven’t been feeling real well lately so I guess my body needed more sleep. It’s 10:00 and just getting up so once I get some coffee in my system and cleaned up I’ll be back with a message I think will resonate with everyone. See ya soon!

SMILE!

David

Happy Sunday!-Be Still


Good morning everyone and welcome to Sunday! Hope you all had a great Saturday, I know I did. Got to spend some time with my soon to be Daughter early in the day then with my youngest son later watching a scare the poop out of you movie. (It is kind of our thing since no one else in the family likes them). Also had a relatively sick free day which was definitely needed; I almost feel human again. My hip what my hip is; learning to live with it I guess until the doctor can fix me haha. Now onto the meat……

I posted this quote from Ted Dekker because he has such a grasp on what has happened to us as believers. I mean, do we not always try to analyze things with our brains? God did give us our brains to use but He gave us something even more powerful to use; our hearts. He also tells us that our lives are not encapsulated in one moment but in a series of moments throughout our lives; in essence, our journey. A journey that is often filled with many “noises”. Everywhere we go we have something trying to distract us; our phones, our tablets, our PC’s, our TV’s, all filled with one purpose; to distract us and keep us moving like the pervebial gerbil on his wheel…….

However, before we can truly start on our journey that God has laid out for us every day, we must be still. Be still in our thoughts, in our actions, and in our hearts. We must be still so when God speaks to us we can actually hear what He is saying and not just assume that something is “what God put on my heart”. How do we know when we are so distracted? More often than not its really what WE want, not necessarily what God has for us. To know for sure we must be still so God can truly transform our hearts and our minds. Have a great Sunday everyone! Love to hear from you and welcome to the new people that started following this writer yesterday; he very much appreciates it 😉

Peace and Love,

David 

Good Morning!

Good morning everyone and welcome to Saturday! Sorry that I haven’t posted anything in a couple of days but it has been a bit of a crappy stretch for me health wise and just didn’t have it in me to write anything. I’m about 85% or so; still have the lingering cough and of course the hip issue (which I will get to in a minute) but overall feel like I’m at least on the right path again. Hope everyone is doing well out there and would love to hear from you guys. You can communicate to me through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and of course right here as well.

So, apparently I am officially mortal…..For those that don’t know a lot of my backstory, one of the more finer moments in my life happened when I thought it would be a great idea to not tackle other people but instead up the ante and try and tackle a car. Didn’t work out real well for either of us but I think the car probably got the worst of it lol. Seriously though I was getting off the city bus at the ripe old age of 14 and didn’t look both ways, darted out and BAM! Got flipped up in the air, somehow landed enough on my feet that I was able to walk about 20 yards before collapsing over a railing….I don’t remember much after that except for waking up in the hospital about 12 hours later not having any idea what happened. I was truly blessed that day because one half second either way in time and I would not be here writing this blog. God was in control even then….

I tell you this backdrop story of mine because I had thought that all my wounds had healed; not so much. See many people have told me I waddle rather than walk because one leg is shorter than the other. Really though its not my leg but my hip and back area got knocked pretty good and I never really got it taken care of; so now at the ripe old age of 46 its back and back with a vengeance…


Now, keep in mind my pain tolerance is pretty low, even for a guy, but this pain I knew was different so I went to doc about it. He did some X-rays and I got the call yesterday that I have some “very significant” arthritis in said hip and need to go to an Orthopedic specialist. I do understand this is not life threatening or anything like that, but it did give me my very first sense that “hey, goofball, you really won’t live forever”. It also reminded me of a very dark time in my life where by all rights I should have died that day. (Satan has been trying to take me out ever since). It reminds me that I’m over half way done with this crazy thing called life and my physical body will never be the same. Again, there are those in my life that are dealing with so much worse, but for me, this is a little bit of a sobering reminder of my mortality. Make sense?

I’m very aware that me losing weight couldn’t hurt the situation, however, I also know I would be dealing with this heavy or not. Back in the 80’s cars were still made with steel and so were not as forgiving as they may be today. This pain in my hip is that constant reminder; maybe the new doc will be able to help, maybe not, but as for me the first reminder that my days are not as many as they used to be just creeped up and said hello. Cute thing though that I will continue to remember as well that even though my earthly days are getting smaller, my eternal days are just around the corner. Maybe someone out there is also dealing with a similar experience? I would love to hear from you about it! Leave a comment in the comments section or however you see fit. In the meantime remember also that God is still in control and while the earth will reclaim your body, God has your eternal soul which if given to Him will live for all eternity where pain does not exist…..

Peace and love my friends, Happy Saturday!!

David

Prayers Needed


Good morning everyone and happy Friday! I’ll cut right to it today. We need prayers! For those that read your Bible you know that Job went through a lot. So much though that if I stop I think about it, I would take what we are dealing with any day. With that said, I feel like our family is going through something similiar and I’m just a a loss….

I won’t get into specifics for privacy reasons but we have been dealing with sickness (some potential fatal), job loss, poor choices, the list goes on and on. It seems as our family is just “up to bat” the last couple of months dealing with one thing after another. So, here I am, pleading with God to give us comfort, strength, and if it is His will to start to take these situations away. I ask prayers from all of you because despite all of this, I know God is in control and He does hear our prayers. So I ask for only that; your prayers. Thank you for reading and may you find peace in Jesus today.

NOTE: Tomorrow’s blog will be totally different. I will be posting my feelings about the current situation with my favorite sports team, THE Miami Dolphins. 😉

Peace and Love,

David